Category Archives: skull

A Man and a Woman Examining Orchids which Grow from a Skull

c. 1920 Heinrich Kley The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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Sculptured skull at interior doorway

  Central America; Honduras; Copan The Peabody Museum

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Masquerade

1948 Max Beckmann German, 1884–1950 Saint Louis Art Museum

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Pendant with a Monk and Death

  Flemish or French 1575-1675 The Walters Art Museum

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Skeleton Astride a Skull

Japan ,19th century Ivory The Met

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Theodor Baierl; Knight and Death

 But whether we struggle violently against death or merely sink into it as though it were a never-ending swoon, the reason is the same. It is because death is incomprehensible to us. The manner in which we meet it cannot … Continue reading

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The Real Hurdy Gurdy Man?

Bruegel, Triumph of Death, detail of bottom right, Death Plays the Hurdy-Gurdy, c. 1562-1564, (oil on panel, full size 117 x 162 cm [46 x 63 3/4 in]), Prado, Madrid

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Puabi, Akkadian queen (c.2600 BCE)

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Skeleton Astride a Skull

Japan 19th century Ivory Netsuke The Met  

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